SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Rumored To Take Inspiration From This JMS/John Romita Jr. Story Arc

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Rumored To Take Inspiration From This JMS/John Romita Jr. Story Arc

Spider-Man: No Way Home appears to be a Spider-Verse story on the surface, but a new rumor indicates that Marvel Studios has actually turned to a very different arc for the threequel's inspiration!

With rumors swirling about Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring cameos from actors like Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, Emma Stone, and Willem Dafoe, it's no wonder fans are convinced the film is some sort of Spider-Verse adaptation. 

However, it seems Kevin Feige might once again be looking at J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr.'s Amazing Spider-Man run for inspiration (after previously taking the idea of Aunt May learning her nephew is Spider-Man). According to Reddit user Pomojema_SWNN - who has proved to be a reliable source of information on the site on multiple occasions - "Happy Birthday" is what we should actually be looking at for clues.

That story played out across three issues, including Amazing Spider-Man #500. It saw Peter Parker teaming with Doctor Strange to protect New York City, only to find himself reliving his past after stepping into a portal alongside the Sorcerer Supreme. Placed in his younger self's body, the web-slinger had to fight his old foes all over again, and even caught a glimpse of a possible future. 

The MCU Spidey doesn't have that much history (his battles with Vulture, Thanos, and Mysterio are still pretty fresh in our minds), so perhaps he'll be sent on a trip through the Multiverse, finding himself in the shoes of other Spider-Men? 

"Happy Birthday" is reportedly only being used as inspiration for the film, so we don't know how much of it will factor into what we see on screen. However, we'd love to see those final few pages of Amazing Spider-Man #500 adapted, as a gift from Strange gives Peter the chance to say goodbye to his Uncle Ben.

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